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What are signs of bacterial menegitis?

What are signs of bacterial menegitis?

Fever and stiff neck: The symptoms of bacterial meningitis include a high fever and a stiff neck. It is hard and very painful to bend the neck forward. This is called nuchal rigidity. People often have abnormal behavior. Less than half have all three of these symptoms, the so-called "clinical triad." a severe headache is very common, and 95% of people have 2 of these 4 symptoms. ...Read more

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Meningitis (Definition)

Meningitis occurs when the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. Symptoms include headaches, fever, stiff neck, and a sensitivity to light. There are two primary types of ...Read more


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What are significant signs of acute bacterial meningitis?

Meningitis: Symptoms include fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, alterations in sensorium, neurological deficits, and so on. ...Read more

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Should a healthy person get preventive vaccine for bacterial menegitis? Also, how common is menegitis? (btw, the signs looks like an everyday illne

Should a healthy person get preventive vaccine for bacterial menegitis? Also, how common is menegitis? (btw, the signs looks like an everyday illne

Yes : The Menactra vaccine prevents only menigicoccal meningitis bit. Fromwhich is often deadly. Perfectly healthy people who contract this menengitis are often dead in 24 hours. Those who survive often have major debilities from it. This is the deadly meningitis year about in the news. ...Read more

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Can a sore throat be a sign of bacterial meningitis ? Doctor just looked at my throat and gave me an antibiotic.

Can a sore throat be a sign of bacterial meningitis ? Doctor just looked at my throat and gave me an antibiotic.

Sore throat: By itself, a sore throat is unlikely to indicate meningitis. It usually indicates a virus or GAS. It is likely you would have other symptoms. If you are worried about the possibility, see you doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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Can bacterial meningitis be treated?

Yes: Most are initially treated with several different antibiotics at high doses until lab data shows which med would do the best job acting alone. Early diagnosis & treatment permit the best outcome. There is a risk of complications in all which very with the type of germ & speed of detection and treatment. ...Read more

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How is bacterial meningitis treated?

How is bacterial meningitis treated?

Antibiotics: Usually with high doses of intravenous antibiotics, sometimes accompanied by steroids. ...Read more

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How do you get bacterial meningitis?

Infection: Dont know what you are looking for- giving a general answer. Usually infection from other parts of body may spread to the meninges (the layers surrounding the brain). Infection in blood, infection in parts of body adjacent to the brain like ear, nose, sinus etc. And also if the is some form if manipulation of the meninges (shunt, brain surgery, lumbar puncture), it increases the risk. ...Read more

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I think I have bacterial meningitis ?

I think I have bacterial meningitis ?

Hopefully not...: But if you think so, get taken to the hospital now. ...Read more

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Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more